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My Reaction Video on BTS “MIC Drop Remix” (feat. Steve Aoki)

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[Note: this video is in German, so turn on ENG/GER subs]
I finally found the time to edit some of  my reaction videos. I have some stored now and will release them one by one. But of course, I’ll start with the most recent one. Continue reading

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8 Korean Movies for Halloween – Part 2

If your still browsing for some movie inspiration for the evening, check out the last 4 Korean movies for Halloween. Most of them are available on Netflix or Youtube. I am aware there are a lot more Korean shockers (more disturbing, more bloody) out there, which shouldn’t be missing on any list. Mind you, I’m saving some for next year 😉 Hold your popcorn and tortillas tight, let’s get started!

*I took the plot descriptions from Wikipedia and Soompi.

A Tale of Two Sisters / 장화, 홍련 (2003)

Su-mi is being treated for shock and psychosis in a mental institution. The doctor questions her about the day that led her to the institution, but she refuses to answer. Later, Su-mi returns home to her family’s estate in the countryside with her father and her younger sister Su-yeon. There Su-mi faces disturbing events between her stepmother and the ghosts haunting their house – all of which are connected to a dark past in the family’s history. “A Tale of Two Sisters” is the top runner among Korean horror movies.

  • Running Time: 114min
  • Director: Kim Jee-won
  • Cast: Im Soo-jung (“All About My Wife”, “Happiness”), Moon Geun-young (My Little Bride”, “Innocent Steps”), Yum Jun-ah (“The Big Swindle”, “The Old Garden”), Kim Kap-soo (“Iris: The Movie”, “Mutt Boy”)
  • Tags: classic horror, ghost, drama

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Playlist: Spooky Halloween Kpop Songs

If you thought Kpop is all jolly tunes, lovey-dovey music videos and fluffy pastel idols the Halloween season will prove you very wrong! There is quite an amount of dark tracks, mysterious visuals and gory settings out there. Hidden in the deep shadows of Kpop, you’ll find eerie characters like witches, zombies, werewolves, voodoo masters, vampires or ghosts – just to name a few. The audio-visual degree of spookiness is as diverse: playful, harsh, deep to disturbing.

I tried to find a nic— I mean, horrifying mixture for this Halloween playlist to fit anyone’s taste. Some tracks are listed because their title obviously hints the Halloween theme (s.a. BIGBANG’s “Monster”, Grace’s “Trick or Treat” or BtoB’s “Thriller”). Some music videos only have minor fitting elements (s.a. Twice’s “Like OOH-AHH”, 4Minute’s “What’s Your Name?” or ZE:A’s “The Ghost of Wind”), others are a bloody mess (s.a. Cross Gene’s “Black or White”, Vixx‘s “Voodoo Doll”, SHINee’s “Married to the Music”). Some need no gore to give you the creeps (s.a. Sunny Hill’s “Pray”, Xia’s “Flower”, Cho Hyung Woo’s “Someone I Know”), and then there are those which fit the overall mysterious mood (s.a. NCT U’s “The 7th Sense”, BTS’ “Blood Sweat & Tears” or Gain’s “Paradise Lost”). Enjoy!

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8 Korean Movies for Halloween – Part 1

Are you prepared to pimp up your Halloween movie list a little? I stumbled over an article on Soompi, listing Korean thrillers, and thought of making a small sample of Korean movies for Halloween. East Asian movies are quite famous for being a shocker, however I’m a really bad horror movie watcher myself, so I tried to find something for the delicate type, the gore fans and action-thriller junkies. You’ll come across zombies, serial killers, ghosts, parasites, revenge hunters, possessed people and disappearing children. They range from Asian horror classics to internationally praised treasures – all which I hope will keep you on the edge of your seats.

Most of them are available on Netflix or Youtube.

*I took the plot descriptions from Wikipedia and Soompi.

I Saw the Devil / 악마를 보았다 (2010)

The fiancée of National Intelligence Service agent Kim Soo-hyun is brutally murdered and her body scattered to pieces. Her murderer is a psychopath and academy-bus driver Jang Kyung-chul. Soo-hyun seeks for revenge of the killing of his fiancée and tries to track down the murderer. Kyung-chul wants to find the person who is after him. The line between good and evil begins to blur.

  • Running Time: 141min
  • Director: Kim Jee-won
  • Cast: Lee Byung-hun (“The Good, the Bad, the Weird”, “Joint Security Area”, “Inside Men”), Choi Min-sik (“Oldboy”, “The Admiral: Roaring Currents”, “Lucy”)
  • Tags: action thriller, psychopath murder, revenge

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“Man to Man” First K-drama on Netflix

Get your screens ready guys, tomorrow JTBC’s new drama Man To Man will kick off at 11 p.m. KST. Why am I telling you this as you don’t live in Korea? IT WILL BE ALSO BROADCASTED VIA NETFLIX!  It’s a first time! Yes, Netflix obtained the exclusive televising rights and this means it will be available in 190 foreign Netflix-countries. Man to Man will be released in two 8-episode installments in the U.S., but also comes with subtitles in other languages.

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Playlist: Airy Korean Spring Songs

It’s freaking SNOWING outside!! Like are you kidding be, spring? I’m so ready for warmth and loose clothes and this is what you offer? To get over this nastiness I made a spring playlist on my YT channel to share with you guys which surely has a Korean song listed for everyone who is looking for the cherry-blossom season. No matter if you prefer romantic tunes, classic guitar strings, catchy melodies or longing lyrics, or you’re still somewhat in an after-winter mood or polishing your bike for a picnic in blooming meadows or enjoying those butterflies in your tummy – I’d recommend to give it a go. And even if you want to skip spring and head to summer, you’ll find a track. View the complete playlist order here: Continue reading

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Update: Reaction Videos Now With Subs!

A short update on my reaction videos: I finally found the time to add German and English subs on both videos. Yay!! 🙂 So I hope it’s more enjoyable (and comprehensible) now. I’m still sorry the music was so loud on the first one (I love listening to music on high volume) and so it was a struggle to understand us. Now, just switch on the subtitles if you fancy knowing what we’re babbling about. More videos are in the making soon, but we both work full-time, so finding time off is a struggle now and then. And no, new videos are not only going to be on BTS.

1) Reaction Vid on BTS’ “Spring Day”

 

Watch here: Germans React to BTS (방탄소년단) ‘Spring Day’ (봄날) MV

2) Reaction Vid on BTS’ “Not Today”

Watch here: Germans React to BTS (방탄소년단) ‘Not Today’ MV

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Happy Birthday to BTS’ Suga

I never had a soft spot for Kpop idol rappers (a few big ones have my respect though), till this grumpy marshmallow crossed my heart. His swag, his unconventionality, his talent, his effortless manliness, his dark nagging voice and his determination just blew me away. His lyrics are meaningful and deep, his beats are sick, his tongue technology out of this world and his mind wonders to all the right places. Sometimes I feel so sorry for him having to take the path as an idol to reach his dreams, for having to act cute or behaving according to social expectations. But then, pioneers always had to struggle to break conventions and open up new paths; and I know he can do so! Yoongi [stage name: Suga], calling you an “idol” is an insult, because you’re so much more, a true artist and genius. Happy Birthday!

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My Reaction Video on BTS “Not Today”

[Note: the video is in German, I still didn’t manage to add subtitles, sorry!]

I’m kind of getting used to this 😀 😀 What to do next Sunday?
FYI, BTS broke their own record of the week before and reached 10M views in 22 hours with #NotToday, thus appearing in YouTube’s Top 42 trending list. They also set another new record with Spring Day and got their third MV hit 100M views with Blood, Sweat & Tears. Congrats to the boys and their fans.